A:360 Podcast #1 – What Does It Mean to Be Data-Driven?

In this A:360 podcast, we discuss what it means for an organization to be data-driven. We describe some of the traits and features that a data-driven organization possesses. Watch on YouTube Listen to the Podcast Podcast Transcription Welcome to today’s A:360 podcast. My name is Brewster Knowlton, and today we’re going to be talking about […]

A:360 Podcast #0 – Intro to A:360

Subscribe and listen to the A:360 podcast on iTunes, play the YouTube video, listen to audio, or read the transcript! Next Tuesday (10/11/16) we will be releasing Podcast 001: What It Means to Be Data-Driven! Presentation and Audio Podcast Follow the link to Subscribe on iTunes! Transcription Hey everyone! Welcome to the first of what […]

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New Podcast Series – A:360

We are incredibly excited to (finally) reveal our soon-to-be-released A:360 analytics podcast series! What is A:360? A:360 stands for “Analytics:360”. The podcast will discuss a variety of topics in the field of data and analytics; a 360-degree view of analytics if you will! Our goal is to release two A:360 podcasts per week to keep […]

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Are You Tracking the Right KPIs?

Data is everywhere. Some of us are using data better than others, yet there is no denying that we all have vast amounts of data at our disposal. But remember, data is not information. Raw data must be turned into actionable information for it to have any real meaning. This is why we emphasize the […]

What’s Holding You Back from Being Data-Driven?

Let’s face it: we live in a world where a strong data and analytics competency is becoming a “must have” for successful companies. Despite the growing significance of analytics, the majority of banks and credit unions are not “data-driven” organizations. We’ve uncovered a number of common reasons why investment in data and analytics has been […]

Boston’s CityScore and Becoming a Data-Driven City

According to The New York Times, “[Boston’s] City Hall is humming with data.” Drawing on various data sources at their disposal, Boston is leading the way in being a data-driven city through the use of their revolutionary program, CityScore. CityScore and The Mayor’s Dashboard According to the City of Boston’s website, “CityScore is an initiative […]

Change Management: Change vs. Transition

Most are familiar with the stages of grief that individuals go through during the grieving process. Similarly to grief, there are also stages an individual goes through when faced with change. Understanding the psychological steps involving organizational change management can help managers better assist employees through the change process. Change vs. Transition in Change Management […]

Most Viewed Analytics Articles of the Year (so far)

We’ve published quite a few articles this year! With the number of articles published, we wanted to create a post where we summarized our top ten most viewed articles about data and analytics. So, without further ado, here they are: 1. 5 Steps to Developing Your Business Intelligence Strategy From Brewster Knowlton of The Knowlton […]

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Analytics and “The Flywheel Effect”

If you are a doubter on the power of leveraging data and analytics, you belong to an increasingly small group of non-believers. While we are all starting to agree on the power of analytics, actually implementing a data and analytics program is more challenging than it may seem. From the importance of having a clearly […]

Ten Reasons Why Your Change Efforts Failed

We have previously discussed how change and change efforts are crucial for organizations to stay competitive and relevant in a rapidly evolving business world. However, according to the Harvard Business Review, 70% of change efforts fail. Change can often be intimidating for everyone, but, as a manager or higher level employee, the pressure associated with […]